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this is bbc news, i'm martine croxall. the headlines at 7pm: the former prime minister sirjohn major says the house of commons should be given a vote on all brexit options. while labour's sir keir starmer calls for the prime minister to negotiate for a customs union or consider another eu referendum. if we cannot get a general election, labour must support all options remaining on the table, including campaigning for a public vote. that was our commitment. police investigating the death of 14—year—old jaden moodie arrest an 18—year—old man on suspicion of murder. the body representing gps says there's a "shocking" variation in their availability in different parts of england. the actor windsor davies has died at the age of 88. you enjoying your tea, gunner? yes... what the hell's going on? he's best known for his role as the sergeant major in the bbc comedy it ain't half hot mum. and liverpool win to maintain their lead at the top
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of the premier league. we'll have that and more at 7:30pm on sportsday. good evening. former prime minister sirjohn major says the house of commons should be given a vote on all brexit options. sirjohn told the bbc allowing mps to indicate their preferred alternative to theresa may's deal, which mps rejected this week, might help break the deadlock. the shadow brexit secretary sir keir starmer has called on mrs may to negotiate a deal with the eu that keeps the uk close to it. he also warned that labour had to be ready to campaign for a new referendum. our political correspondent alex forsyth reports. when it comes to brexit, there
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are strong arguments on all sides, but as yet, no agreement. some think one way through would be a series of votes in parliament, testing the different options to see if mps can get behind one. the prime minister still needs a deal. if she can't deliver one that parliament accepts, then she needs to become a facilitator, a mediator to find out what parliament will accept. i personally would hope she would put down a series of motions so that members of parliament can indicate their preference. in here, the division runs deep. some want a close relationship with the eu, others, a clean break. one mp is trying to force the government to let parliament indicate its view with a series of non—binding votes. the key thing is to bring into play what has not been brought into play up to now, and that is, does the house of commons
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have a view on the direction the government should now take? some mps are trying to seize control of this process from the government, to give parliament the power to force a delay to brexit if no consensus can be reached. today, labour's shadow brexit secretary said a pause seems inevitable, and if no agreement can be reached, claims his party must consider giving the public another say. a public vote has to be an option for labour, it has to be an option for labour. after all, deeply embedded in our values are internationalism, collaboration and cooperation with our european partners. that's what we're about. so far, the prime minister has been against that option and during the brexit debate earlier this week, some in her own party warned against backtracking or delay. with my heart and soul, i vote for the promise of brexit that must be fulfilled.
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back brexit and make sure we leave lock, stock and barrel. now is the time to walk away from this european union. so, despite talk of compromise, it's not clear who is prepared to budge. so far, the parliamentary deadlock is holding firm. alex forsyth, bbc news. but if the brexit deadlock isn't resolved, there are less than 70 days to go until the uk is set to leave the eu. northern ireland and the republic of ireland stand to be most affected if there is no deal in place. our correspondent emma vardy has spoken to people living along the irish border. the brexit deadline is fast approaching. it's the main conversation, what is it going to mean to different businesses? when this near—invisible land border becomes the uk's new frontier with the eu, communities on one side will be in a different regime to the other. after brexit, you would be outside
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the eu and i'd be sat inside it? that's it. the so—called backstop has been the biggest roadblock, it's the plan that may keep northern ireland tied to eu rules to avoid new checks on the border. it's opposed by many brexiteers at westminster and northern ireland's democratic unionist party, but supported by many people living around here. when you're a third country, there are checks that have to occur at an external border. the backstop meant that those checks would occur elsewhere. there's been promises by both the british and irish governments that this border would be kept as open as it is today. but until there's a clear agreement in westminster, many people here believe a no—deal brexit is now a real possibility. south of the border in the republic of ireland, they're watching developments closely. ireland says it won't impose a hard
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border, the uk says it will not, do you believe them? there has to be border controls, there has to be controls, there has to be the calculation of import tariffs, that has to be dealt with. it is the default position. it's up to parliament to come up with an alternative. bring a defining moment for this island. an. lg—year—eld man. has been— , . ,, . of the murder ofjaden moodie. the 14—year—old boy was knocked off ; our correspondentjenny kumah has been following the developments. police have described this as a shocking, brutal attack on a 14—year—old child, and they say it was done in the most audacious manner in the middle of the street. a car, on tuesday the 8th ofjanuary at around 6:30pm, they believe deliberately knocked jaden off his moped. he was stabbed repeatedly in what they describe
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as a targeted attack. now, after this, there was some speculation that this may have had some links to gang violence, butjaden moodie‘s family have denied that. they said he had no affiliation to gangs and that he was murdered in cold blood. the police say that an 18—year—old man was arrested this morning at an address in wembley, and in a statement, they say that although one man has been arrested in connection with this murder, they remain fully focused on locating and arresting others connected to this deadly attack. now, police believe there were five men in a black mercedes used in the attack. they say three got out, stabbed jaden moodie before returning to the car and driving off. now, the police say this is a heartbreaking time forjaden moodie‘s family, and they say they cannot solve this crime without the public‘s help. they would like them to come forward with any information that can help them, and they say that information will be treated in the
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strictest of confidence. and if anyone doesn't feel comfortable contacting the police, they can contact the charity crimestoppers anonymously. the un says 170 migrants may have died or gone missing in two separate shipwrecks on the mediterranean sea. according to recent information from ngo sources, some 53 people died on the alboran sea in the western mediterranean. the italian navy is also reporting an additional shipwreck on the central mediterranean. three survivors from that shipwreck were taken for treatment on lampedusa, and it's reported that 117 other people are dead or missing. at least 66 people have died after a leaking oil pipeline exploded in mexico. the hidalgo state governor says dozens were also injured in the blast, which happened as residents were scrambling to steal fuel from the pipe last night. you may find some of the images in richard galpin‘s report distressing. with this huge fire enveloping
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the area, people screamed for help as they tried to escape the flames. but many didn't make it. more than 60 people were killed. many others suffered serious burns. throughout the night, the emergency services were taking the injured to hospitals as quickly as they could. witnesses horrified by what they'd seen of the lethal fire. translation: i was in my house and started watching the news. and went up to my roof, and itjust exploded. i saw it. i also saw that there were a lot of people around, and i was shocked. hundreds of people had come to this area earlier to fill containers with fuel spurting out of a pipe which had been deliberately ruptured by thieves.
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there are currently fuel shortages in the country. despite the danger, soldiers at the scene allegedly did nothing to warn people. translation: i believe that these lives would've been saved if the soldiers had done theirjobs to remove people and not let them get close. they did nothing. they were there in groups, but they never said, "get away, because it could cause an explosion." the fuel shortages are the results of a decision by mexico's despite what's happened, the president is not going to change his policy. translation: rather than stopping the strategy, the fight against the illegal theft of fuel will be strengthened. we will continue until these practises are eradicated by giving alternatives to people so they do not feel they have to take this action. meanwhile, in the aftermath of the fire here, forensics teams
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have been examining the remains of those burnt to death. continuing fuel shortages in mexico could mean this will not be an isolated incident. richard galpin, bbc news. a bbc analysis suggests a shocking variation in access to gps across england. the findings show some doctors are struggling with three times as many patients as their equivalents elsewhere. the royal college of gps says it's the result of years of poor investment. richard lister has more. a doctor's appointment on a saturday used to be unheard of, now it's on offer across england. but gps are spread more thinly in some places than others, and even here in oldham, where the ratio of doctors to patients is onlyjust below average, getting an appointment can be hard. the absolute minimum i've been able to get one is a month. sometimes you're waiting
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for weeks, aren't you? but if you ring up early in the morning, they can get you in early, can't they? my granddaughter needed an emergency appointment and couldn't get one. this bbc survey reveals that some gps in england have almost three times more patients than others. the darker the area, the worse the problem. the average gp in england has around 1700 patients. but look how it varies. rushcliffe in nottinghamshire has fewer than 1200 patients for every gp. but in swale in kent, each gp has more than 3300 patients to deal with. this difference is quite shocking, to be honest with you. it suggests there are areas of the country that are struggling to get sufficient numbers of gps to deliver the care that their patients need. there could be other reasons for some of this variation. the different type of patient population and the needs of those people. but a threefold difference is really surprising. the nhs says it's boosting gp recruitment and wants to get
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an additional 5000 into practice. far more are being trained than a decade ago, but the royal college of gps says they're still 6000 short and surgeries are under pressure. even in a well—served area, we're struggling to get enough gps to fill the posts. we're relying on locums, and there are some places who keep advertising and advertising and get nobody. it's a nice area, but we still can't get people to come in and do the work. places with fewer elderly people and children may need fewer gps, but the variation in cover raises questions about how resources are being allocated. richard lister, bbc news. two patients have died after contracting a fungal infection caused by pigeon droppings at the queen elizabeth university hospital in glasgow. a room not open to the public thought to contain machinery was identified as a likely source. an investigation is now under way. it's thought the patients inhaled the microscopic spores in the droppings.
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a spokesman from nhs greater glasgow and clyde said the organism is "harmless" to the vast majority of people. president trump has said he'll make what he's called "a major announcement" about the current us government shutdown during an address to the nation later today. hundreds of thousands of government workers have been on unpaid leave or working without pay since he refused to agree a funding deal with congress unless it included $5 billion for his controversial border wall with mexico. a little earlier, mr trump was asked whether he was optimistic the impasse could be resolved. i hope that speaker pelosi can come along and realise what everybody knows, i mean no matter who it is, they know that walls work. and we need walls, whether it's personal or not, it's not personalfor me. she's being controlled by the radical left, which is the problem, and, you know, she's under total control of the radical left. i think that's a very bad thing for her, i think it's a very bad thing for the democrats. everybody knows that walls work. you look at different places,
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they put up a wall, no problem. our washington corrsepondent david willis told us about the democrats' push to vote on more border funding, specifically the proposed $1 billion for additional security measures. i have to say that that money that the democrats are willing to pony up would be for the sort of border security measures that donald trump has no time for. for example, more judges to hear, to adjudicate asylum claims. and greater use of technical equipment at ports of entry, that sort of thing. he wants that border wall, and it's a no—brainer as far as he's concerned. he reiterated that sentiment this morning boarding air force one. you saw a clip from itjust now. and the democrats, for their part, believe that the wall is not only ineffective, but would be immoral, an affront to american values, if you like. so i don't think we're going to see anything that is going to break this
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impasse when the president takes to the microphone at the white house. meanwhile, hundreds gathered in london for the annual women's march, which was launched two years ago following the swearing—in of president trump. protesters marched from portland place to trafalgar square holding banners with slogans. campaigners from anti—austerity groups, refugee organisations, the campaign for nuclear disarmament and family planning charities were among the speakers. protests are also taking place in cities in the united states. the headlines on bbc news: former prime minister sirjohn major says the house of commons should be given a vote on all brexit options. “'*"'*'" '33“3" :3¥ 'h~‘>:é'! sf dgctgrs in different" ” " the comedy actor windsor davies,
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who starred as the sergeant major in the bbc comedy it ain't half hot mum, has died at the age of 88. all right mr education, that is you! windsor davies said he modelled the role of battery sergeant major williams on men he knew in the national service. he quickly became a star of the show as he bullied the members of an army concert party in wartime india. davies also topped the pop charts and appeared in several "carry on" films. earlier, my colleague shaun ley spoke to windsor davies's co—star melvyn hayes, who paid tribute to his colleage and friend. i know it shocked me, i must say, because he was one of the good guys.
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i considered him, really, my best friend, even though we hadn't been in communication for many years. to work with him was a pleasure. it was just a sheer delight. because, like i say, he was so generous. he was generous in his work. he was generous in every way. you couldn't actually ever buy him a drink, because you'd go into a public house and they'd say, "oh, windsor put some money behind the counter for you," and that was to everybody. presumably, he was nothing like the character he played. he was nothing like the character he played. he was a charming, quietly spoken, gentle human being. he was a lovely, lovely man. he said that when he started tv, he didn't know one end of a camera from the other, yet by the time he did it ain't half hot mum, his comic timing was brilliant. oh, he was. what happened was when he auditioned
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for the part, he went in and did it in a cockney accent, and they said, "why are you doing that?" and he said, "sergeant majorsjust talk like that, don't they?" and they said to him, "no, we want your welsh, we want you to play it as you are." and he did it in his cockney. he terrified me, working with him. it was just a joy and a pleasure, and the more success he had, the less it affected him. he never changed. he never changed in any way. he was always winds, the mate. he was a lovely man, and i shall miss him. was blacked up to play an indian character.
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do you think we're missing something in not being able to see it? it is so sad that this generation cannot see a television series that was based on truth, reality, history, and it wasn't a cheap, nasty... david croft and jimmy perry, before they both died, said that their one wish was for it to be repeated on the television. it sold across the world. i get repeat fees from dubai, new zealand, australia, etc, etc, but we can't show it in our own country, which is rather a shame when you think of some of the other stuff that they do show nowadays. the duke of edinburgh has been seen driving a new land rover on the queen's sandringham estate two days after being involved in a crash. prince philip was unhurt in thursday's crash but two women were injured.
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buckingham palace has not immediately commented on pictures published in several newspapers apparently showing the duke behind the wheel of his new car. the nhs has told the high street chemist superdrug it could do more to protect the mental health of customers who want botox and dermal fillers. the high street chain started offering the procedures last year, but the nhs said the injections risked fuelling mental health disorders about appearance and it was being left to them to pick up the pieces. superdrug said it was now enhancing checks for customers. claire murdoch is nhs england's director of mental health and is calling on the industry to be regulated to a high standard. our young, especially today, but also adults, are being bombarded by social media, advertising, idealised body images, perfectionism, a completely unrealistic image of what it is to be happy. and in many cases, that can start to result in poor mental health and drive poor mental
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health, anxiety, depression. and as it becomes more severe, as it does with people with body dysmorphic disorder, it can literally interfere with their life to such an extent that they won't leave the house. and we're calling at nhs england for other people, other parts of society, industry to play their part. our long—term plan, the nhs long—term plan which was announced recently, has earmarked an additional at least £2.3 billion a year for mental health treatment, and a huge percentage of that will be for younger people. we're happy to step up and make treatment for mental illness and mental health more readily available, but we don't think we should be picking up the pieces. poland has bid an emotionalfarewell to the long—time mayor
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of gdansk, pavel adamowicz. he was stabbed to death on stage last week at one of the country's biggest charity events. police say around 115,000 people turned out for a funeral mass at the city's st mary's basilica, with many more watching on giant screens outside. adam easton reports. pavel adamowicz‘s death has been felt deeply and is being mourned from this 14th—century facility. he was proud to be from gdansk, the city that gave the world solidarity can the movement that brought communism without shedding a single drop of blood and brought down the fall of the berlin wall. the former
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for his hasbeggn ~ ~ hasbeggna' ~ , has began. a debate = has began. a debate about hate death has begun a debate about hate speech in a country where labelling political opponents as traders is somehow acceptable. more than 20 people have been arrested in the last few days for making death threats on social - the has president has called on polls to unite despite their differences. the tragedy for poland is it to the death of the mayor for that call to be made. adam eason, bbc news, gdansk. uncertainty over brexit is one of the factors being blamed for more expensive car insurance. the aa says it's gone up for the first time in two years. andy moore reports. the aa says the price of car insurance has been generally falling for the last few years, but figures for the last quarter show an increase for the first time since 2017. an annual comprehensive car insurance for someone who shops around stands at £610. that's a 2.7% increase on the previous quarter,
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but it's still 5.9% less than a year ago. younger drivers face an average premium of £1317. there are several reasons premiums are reported to have risen. they include a delay in a new law on claims for whiplash and the higher price of imported car parts, which push up saying the market has had to battle with a fall in the aéeie— 3:32.73: 5; ex..— .73; e}..— 59,2377..— have told of their surprise at finding out they were expecting triplets, two of whom had been conceived naturally. betty and her husband pawel had been trying to have children for seven years.
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fiona lamdin has been to meet the family. with one—month—old triplets, life for betty has dramatically changed. for years, she and her husband could not have children. and after seven years of trying, were given one cycle of ivf on the nhs. they put only one embryo because the doctor said we have 30% for a pregnancy, and that is the healthy way. but when they went in for a scan a few weeks later, doctors couldn't believe what they saw. the nurse turned to my husband, and she asked him if he would like to sit down. and she said nothing like that had ever happened in her career. she looked at me and she said, "there are three inside." there are 15,000 babies born in the uk every year as a result
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but to have this combination of natural conception coupled with ivf resulting in triplets — well, that's very rare. so, explain how the twins were there then? well, you know, you're not allowed to have sex for days before the egg collection, but i don't think we listened to them. and that's how the twins happened. after scans, doctors told betty they could see that matilda and boris were seven days ahead of their sister, amelia. my husband made a little bit of space. did you have to take your door out? now, venturing out is quite some mission. they've even had to trim their fence so the triple pram can get out. betty and her husband now sleep in shifts. but she says she's never been happier. you've gone from no children to three. how is it? wonderful. it's an amazing thing to have a baby. that's what we wanted to do for so long, and we have even more
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than we were thinking of. fiona lamdin, bbc news. now it's time for a look at the weather. pretty damp for many of us today. not all of us had grey got him many brighter. here is the rest of this evening and into tonight. keeping a good deal of cloud around in a bit of patchy rain or a few showers out of patchy rain or a few showers out of that. clear skies of scotland we re of that. clear skies of scotland were already some have learned the frost here. and frosting and other parts of eastern england, two, east anglia could be down to —6 in places. but we have the clock, you will stay just above freezing. for sunday, frosty for some and dry weather around per se but there is a band of rain and hail snow moving south across scotland through northern island and reaching part of northern island and reaching part of northern england by the end of the day. behind that, brightest guys for
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much of england and well with variable clouds and it's 20 spells and light wind as well. quite breezy in the northwest and the northern isles at the day goes on. as the temperature, it is still feeling chilly with highs around four to —6 in places. but we have the clock, you will stay just above freezing. for sunday, frosty for some and
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